Official Certificate Program in Data Science

Central to Generating Insight from Data.

Central’s Data Science Official Certificate Program (OCP) provides current professionals and students with an overview of data mining methods and models. Successful students will be able to apply these techniques to large data sets. Other topics covered include web and text mining, mining for genomics and proteomics, and current issues in data mining.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August
  • 20-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • 100% online
  • No GMAT/GRE required

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Department

Gurbakhshash Singh
Associate Professor
Mathematical Sciences
Marcus White Hall

Academic Department

Did You Know?

The average annual wage of data scientists and mathematical science occupations in May 2020 in Connecticut was $95k.


Learning Outcomes

1. Apply data science using a systematic process, by implementing an adaptive, iterative, and phased framework to the process, including the research understanding phase, the data understanding phase, the exploratory data analysis phase, the modeling phase, the evaluation phase, and the deployment phase. 

2. Evaluate the true consequences of making false positive or false negative decisions.  

3. Demonstrate proficiency with leading open-source analytics coding software such as R and Python, as well as commercial platforms. 

4. Understand and apply a wide range of clustering, estimation, prediction, and classification algorithms including k-means clustering, classification and regression trees, logistic regression, k-nearest neighbor, multiple regression, and neural networks.